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TULLAMARINE WAR MEMORIAL, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA.

I discovered recently that many names on the war memorial at the corner of Dalkeith Avenue and Broadmeadows Rd, Tullamarine cannot be viewed from the footpath and have asked Joshua Bull, the local state member for Sunbury, to help me to rectify the situation.

I have written an 88 page word document giving details about those named on the memorial but in some cases no service record could be matched to a name with any certainty. I have no photos of any of the men so if any members of their families can provide them it would be greatly appreciated.

If anyone would like a copy, send me a FTC private message providing your email address and I'll attach the file in an email reply.

The names on the memorial are:
A.ALLEN, L.ANDERSON, W.DERMODY, A.McP.FERGUSON, T.L.GILLIGAN, Y.GRIEG, A.HARPER, C.HICKOX, S.HICKS, H.A.LANE, A.V.LANE, J.H.LOVE, J.S.LAZARUS, E.LUDEMANN (LUDEMAN), G.A.McKENZIE,J.A.G. McNAB, F.B.NASH, C.SMITH, F.C.VAUGHAN, C.WRIGHT, F.WRIGHT, J.WILLIAMS, H.WILLIAMS, C.WILSON, J.M.YOUNG, J.WILLIAMSON,
KILLED IN ACTION
F.LYNCH, J.W.L.JOHNSON, G.MULDOWNEY, P.D.MANSFIELD, S.M.HILL, A.E.LANE, W.A.FURPHY, J.HANDLEN, M.McRAE
(W.W.2) A.J.COCK, H.P.DOYLE.

SOME ENTRIES WILL BE ADDED HERE LATER.

A.ALLEN
No A. Allen is mentioned in the Anzac Project in connection with Tullamarine and without a given name, it will be a marathon effort to discover his identity.
TELEPHONE TO BULLA
AT the meeting of the Bulla Council on Monday, Cr. M'Dougall asked whether the Council would take steps to secure a telephone service to Bulla. He suggested that the Postmaster-General be interviewed on the matter. Some time ago Mr. Allen, of Tullamarine, had asked
the Department what would be the cost of supplying a service to that township but was told that the Department did not think the business transacted would pay for the cost of a telephone. However, if the service was supplied to Bulla, places along the route could be connected and thus make it payable. (P.2, The Sunbury News, 25-8-1900.)
POSTSCRIPT- The above Mr Allen was the father of A.Allen as revealed at the end of the marathon.

J.Allen was listed in Keilor’s 1868 rate record so he was on the west side of Bulla Rd.
POSTSCRIPT-No known link to A. Allen.


PRESENTATION TO MR. H. H. ALLEN.
At the conclusion of the tennis match Tullamarine v. Brunswick West (played on Mr. J. Johnson's courts at Tullamarine last Saturday. and won by the former by49 games to 37). Mr. P. Johnson. on behalf of the members of the Tullamarine tennis club, presented Mr. H. H. Allen with a beautiful silver specimen vase as a token of esteem and good fellowship. In doing so. he expressed the regret of the members in losing so prominent a player, andone who always "played the game." Both on and off the court. and wished Mr. Allen a successful and prosperous time in Geelong. Mr. Allen suitably acknowledged the gift. thanking the members for their kindness. (The Essendon Gazette and Keilor, Bulla and Broadmeadows Reporter (Moonee Ponds, Vic. : 1914 - 1918) Thursday 23 July 1914 p 4 Article)
POSTSCRIPT-NO KNOWN LINK TO A. ALLEN.

The tennis court was on “Glendewar” between the present Melbourne Airport and the Moonee Ponds Creek. (Photo in word document.)




HENRY WILLIAMS’ LETTER.
There was a teacher named Mr Allen who taught at the Tullamarine school and had a son named Arthur according to this letter written by Colin Williams’ older brother Henry, who was born at Brunswick but the family moved onto “Broombank” at Tullamarine when Henry was about one year old.
Event:
births Registration number 17286 / 1887 Family name: WILLIAMS Given name(s) Henry Place of event: BRUN, Australia Mother Catherine nee ELLIS Father's Name: Thomas Smith
Tullamarine.
TO THE EDITOR OF THE AGE
Sir,— As a reader of "The Age," also my people before me, I must express my very great interest in the letters appearing each week about old school days. I noticed letters about Brunswick Central, where my sisters went, I also very well remember them speaking of the Head teacher (Mr. Hayden). As for the old scholars, I happen to know some myself as they are now.

I am an old scholar who first attended Tullamarine State school, No,2613, about forty-one years ago, also my sisters and brothers. The first teacher that I remember teaching me was Mrs.James Howse, whose husband was for many years on the Brunswick cable trams as a gripman, and has lately retired. They had one girl, Evelyn. We had another teacher, who was named Mr. Frost. He had one son, as far as I remember, named Frank; also, I well remember that he used to drive a pair of horses in a buggy. As far as I can recall, one was a bay, and the other was a white horse named Calm. We had a young woman assisting named Nell Nash, who afterwards married a man named Mr. Cooper*, who passed away a few years ago. Mr. Frost used to tell us stories quite a lot, but you got something, very, much different to stories if you did not behave.
(*Mark Cooper after whom Coopers Hill Drive in Westmeadows was named.)


We had another teacher named Mr. E.E.Allen. This man was a splendid teacher, very strict. He used to keep the scholars well in their place as regards discipline, but he was very popular with all he came in contact with. Mrs. Allen used to assist him in the school work. What grand 'times' we had when Mr. Allen, used to go outside and hide some very nice
presents in some secret sort of place, then let the scholars out to search for them. Also, he used to give scrambles for sweets. Mr. Allen was fond of flowers and trees, so quite a lot of the scholars had nice gardens of their own. I remember also that Mrs. Allen got the scholars to bring to school pieces of tin, on which she painted each scholar's name. Then she got the plate put on the fence, and nearby was planted a nice tree, such as a gum tree, pepper tree or pine tree, but the gums did best. Mr. Allen also had a horse and buggy. The horse's name was Jack. One day, as it was very stormy, a scholar, Walter Mansfield, ran around the corner of the stable, then came into contact with Jack, receiving a very nasty kick. Mr. Allen, I think, had one little boy at the time, named Arthur. When he left the school Mr. Allen was missed very much, as he was such a splendid, teacher. I would very much like to know if he is still living, also as to his wife and family.

There was another teacher who came there just before I left school named Miss Flattley, a very nice, young woman, who was very well liked by us all, as when we were a bit unruly or were a bit slack in our work, she had a very nice habit of making us stand gazing at the pictures for a few minutes. One day I and some other boys went down a neighboring paddock exploring, and when we returned school was in. so when asked where had we been, I said, "Exploring places, Miss." So she said, "Kindly explore the pictures on the wall for a few
minutes." That suited us very nicely.

Some of the very old scholars that I remember were the Parrs. Daveys, Wordsworths, Andersons, Willie Piper, Gerald McCann, Butterworths, Holly, Vaughans, Alick McNabb, Mansfields, Alice and Walter, Leslie Junor, Hills, Wrights (two families, not related), Rollasons, Waters (of the P.O.), Handlens, Grants, Cullifords, Wheatleys, Nash, Jimmy Cook,
Willie Valentine, Kelly, Williamsons (Johnnie and Florie).

How nice it would be to see a reunion of old scholars at this school. This. I am sure, would cause great joy to many old scholars. — Yours,
Mitcham.' HENRY WILLIAMS. (P.8, The Age, 12-10-1935.)
IF HENRY HAD READ THE AGE ON APRIL FOOLS’ DAY, 1905, HE MAY NEVER HAVE WRITTEN THIS WONDERFUL LETTER. IF I HAD FOUND THE ARGUS* ARTICLE ON THAT DAY FIRST, I WOULD NOT HAVE WRITTEN ALEC RASMUSSEN’S BIOGRAPHY TO PROVE THAT HIS TENURE OF 20 YEARS WAS NOT AT THE CASTLEMAINE SCHOOL, BUT AT TULLAMARINE’S. Silver lining and all that!
*- https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/12224735

Fred wasn’t exaggerating about Mr Allen!
TULLAMARINE STATE SCHOOL. – The report of Inspector Summons, M.A.,LL.B., on the above school and that of Kalkallo, says that their ' pleasing appearance merits special recommendation. In the case of these schools a silent but effective object lesson in cleanliness and neatness is continually before the eyes of the scholars. It is hard to estimate the beneficial results of such teaching. Would that such lessons were more common!' Things seen are mightier than things heard.' . . . It must be borne in mind that the careful and artistic arrangement of all the school material and of all pictures and illustrations is a silent but very effective lesson in good taste, and will go far to make children love order and neatness.'

'Mr. E. E. Allen, the teacher, has received the following letter from Mr. W. McLean, Secretary to the Education Department :-' Sir,-I have the pleasure of informing you that the District Inspector has brought under the notice of the director the excellent work done by you at the above-named school in beautifying and improving the school buildings and grounds. I have to convey to you the commendation of the Director, and to inform you that the substance of the Inspector's report, as testimony to exceptional interest in your school, will be duly noted in your record as an officer of the Department.' It is also to be noted that the Tullamarine school was awarded a first prize of £5 for best kept garden and school grounds in Metropolitan District No. 4. The prize money has been spent on improvements to the gardens and schoolroom, and small rewards. (P.2, The Sunbury News, 25-10-1902.)

WAS THIS THE BIRTH OF ARTHUR?
BIRTHS.
ALLEN.—On the 30th November, at State School, Tullamarine, the wife of E. E. Allen of a son. (P.1, Argus, 16-12-1897.)
YES!!!!!

ALLEN Arthur Robert, Birth, Mother:Frances Helena, nee HOLCOMBE
Father: Edward Ernest; Place birth registered*:KEILOR
Year, Reg.No. (1898 4155/1898)

*Tullamarine and Broadmeadows Township had registrars, Fred Wright and George Couser respectively, but they were apparently only electoral registrars so Mr A. Allen would have had to go to Robert George Ely’s post office at Keilor.

By 1904, Mr Allen had moved to Moe Swamp State School and had been replaced by Miss Jessie Rowe, formerly at the Holden School.
ALLEN.—On the 27th January, at Mr. R. A. Gibson's, "Clonlara," Port Fairy, the wife of E. E.Allen, teacher state school, Moe Swamp, Trafalgar—a daughter. Both well.
(P.1, Argus, 3-2-1904.)

SEND OFF. — Very sincere regret has been expressed on all hands in the Tullamarine district at the departure of Mr.E. E. Allen from the local school to the State school at Moe Swamp, close to Trafalgar. Mr. and Mrs. Allen have resided for a little over eight years in Tullamarine, and evinced much interest in public and church* matters. The residents decided to accord them a public a send-off, and a large gathering assembled on Friday night, the 17th inst., at the school.

Cr. J. H. Parr, Correspondent of the Board of Advice, presided, and after expressing regret, and speaking in eulogistic terms of Mr. and Mrs. Allen, he presented a beautiful teapot, suitably inscribed, and a neatly carved eight-day clock, as a token of esteem from the residents. Master W.Wright, in a neat speech. expressed the regrets and good wishes of the scholars, and, as a parting gift from the pupils, presented Mr. Allen with a chaste E.P. and cut glass inkstand, which was neatly engraved. The inkstand was accompanied by a solid silver pen. A pleasant evening was spent., songs being contributed by Misses Nash, Edis, and Ferguson, Mrs. McNab, Mrs. Allen, and Messrs. Handlen and Allen.

Games and refreshments completed a very enjoyable evening. Mr. and Mrs Allen carry with them all good wishes for their prosperity and happiness in their new sphere of labour. The Tullamarine (school) has been awarded first prize of £5 for best school gardens and neatly kept grounds in metropolitan district No. 4, for the second consecutive year. Miss Rowe, the new teacher, was tendered a complimentary social on leaving the Holden school for Tullamarine. — 'Essendon Gazette.' (P.2, The Sunbury News, 25-4-1903.)

ARTHURS MOTHER DIED AT MARYBOROUGH IN 1928.
ALLEN.-On the 12th November, at 19 Barkly Street, Maryborough, Frances Helena (Nell), beloved wife of E.E. Allen (returning officer for Corangamite), daughter of the late William Holcombe, Heasleigh, Byaduk, loving mother of Arthur, Frances (deceased), and Bert, aged 59 years, formerly of Tullamarine, Trafalgar, Dunkeld, Warrenheip.
Deeply regretted.
Forever with the Lord. (P.1, Argus, 13-11-1928.)

Arthur ALLEN
Regimental number 2249
Place of birth Melbourne, Victoria
Religion Church of England
Occupation Farm labourer
Address Alexander Road, Ringwood, Victoria
Marital status Single
Age at embarkation 18
Next of kin Father, Ernest Allen, Alexandra Road, Ringwood, Victoria
Enlistment date 8 May 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll 20 September 1916
Rank on enlistment Private
Unit name 37th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement

AWM Embarkation Roll number 23/54/2
Embarkation details Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 September 1916
Rank from Nominal Roll Private
Unit from Nominal Roll 38th Battalion
Fate Returned to Australia 21 January 1919

ARTHUR’S DEATH AND FUNERAL NOTICES AND DEATH RECORD.
ALLEN, Arthur Robert (Barney). On September 25 (suddenly) at Ferny Creek, dearly loved husband of Elsie, of 17 Gould street, Frankston, loving father of Bruce (deceased) and Barry, loved brother of Bert, late of McKinnon late 39th Battalion 1st A. I. F. -So mote it be.
ALLEN.—The Funeral of the late Mr. ARTHUR ROBERT (Barney) ALLEN will leave the Bathurst memorial chapel, corner Glenhuntly and Kooyong roads, Elsternwick, on MONDAY, after a service commencing at 11 a.m. for the St. Kilda Cemetery.
(Both P.11, Argus, 26-9-1952.)
N.B. 37th and 38th Battalion in service record.
ALLEN Arthur Robert Death
Mother: France Helena, nee UNKNOWN, Father: ALLEN Edward
Places of birth and death: TULLAMARINE, FERNY CREEK
Age, year, reg. no. (54 1952 11591/1952)

Arthur Allen's name was the first on the memorial and although I was stumped for a week or so, incredible detail was discovered due to Henry Williams' letter.


H.P.Doyle's name was the last. The memorial was almost full so there was no way known that all of those who served in W.W.2,such as Colin Williams, could be included*. I knew exactly where his family lived at Tullamarine, so his biography was going to be a piece of cake. Little did I know that he became a teacher and that so much information was available on trove.

WHY TWO EXTRA NAMES WERE ADDED ON THE MEMORIAL.
While writing TULLAMARINE: BEFORE THE JETPORT in 1998, I found an old Tullamarine Progress Association minute book up to 1954 and was able to include some information in the Tullamarine chronology.
P.28. “1948. The Tullamarine Progress Association resolved that the names of A Cock (Glenview) and B.Doyle (Of Ristaro, formerly Reddan’s Brightview) be added to the War Memorial, both having been killed.’


H.P. DOYLE
Herbert P (Bert) Doyle, killed in action at Tobruk on July 19, loved son of Mrs and the late J P Doyle, of Tullamarine and brother of Jim, Kath, Jack, Nan (Mrs F.O'Conner, Sunshine) and Bill R.I.P. (P.4, Argus, 15-8-1941.)


The Doyles lived on a 200 acre farm, named ”Ristaro”, fronting the north side of Sharps Rd west of The Fisher Grove houses to Keilor Park Drive (formerly Fosters Rd.) They had arrived by 1933 and in the 1950’s a member of the family, probably John Edward, was a Shire of Keilor councillor. The farm was compulsorily acquired by the D.C.A. (Department of Civil Aviation) circa 1961 and the Doyle homestead (just west of the buffer zone plantation) probably built in the early 1900’s by Michael Reddan from Bulla who called the 200 acre farm “Brightview”, was leased by the Ball family whose daughter, Peggy was one of my pupils at Tullamarine in 1973 and helped at the Kindergarten Gala Day, raising considerable money by giving children rides on her Shetland pony.
NOTICE Is hereby given, that after the expiration of fourteen days from the publication hereof, application will be made to the Supreme Court of the State of Victoria, in its Probate Jurisdiction, that PROBATE of the WILL, dated 3rd February, 1932, of JAMES PATRICK DOYLE, late Of Tullamarine in the said State, farmer, deceased, may be granted to James Lawrence Doyle, of Mount Edgerton, in the said State, school teacher; John Edward Doyle, of Tullamarine aforesaid, farmer, and Kathleen Mary Doyle, of Tullamarine) aforesaid, spinster, the executors named therein. Dated the 14th day of April, 1938.
(P.13, Argus, 14-4-1938.)


DOYLE - In loving memory of Gunner Herbert P (Bert) Doyle, killed in action at Tobruk on July 19, loved son of Mrs and the late J P Doyle, of Tullamarine and brother of Jim, Kath, Jack, Nan (Mrs.F.O'Conner, Sunshine) and Bill R.I.P. (P.4, Argus, 15-8-1941.)

Herbert Patrick Doyle was born at Essendon in 1912.

DOYLE Herbt Patk Birth MOTHER: Mary HILLIS FATHER: Jas Patk
PLACE OF BIRTH: ESSENDON YEAR: 1912 REG. NO.: 19998/1912

AFTER the expiration of fourteen days from the publication hereof APPLICATION will be made to the Supreme Court of Victoria that PROBATE of the WILL, dated 20th August. 1940. of HERBERT PATRICK DOYLE, formerly of Tullamarine in Victoria, School Teacher, but late of Australian Imperial Forces abroad, Gunner, deceased. may be GRANTED to James Lawrence Doyle of Mount Egerton, in Victoria, school
teacher. being the executor appointed by the said will. (P.8, The Age, 13-10-1941.)

Former West School Headmaster Killed at Tobruk
REMEMBRANCE BY THE CHILDREN.
Mr H.P. Doyle 'head teacher at one time relieving at Benalla West school, has been reported killed in action at Tobruk on July, 19, hence he was a member of that now famous garrison.
The present pupils, many of whom were under Mr Doyle, assembled round the school flag yesterday in three sides of a square where they were addressed on the subject of the supreme sacrifice made by some of our men in general, and Mr Doyle in particular, and also the relationship of the present struggle to the welfare of Australia. The children were then asked to observe two minutes' silence with the flag half-mast in honour of Mr Doyle.

The late Mr Doyle was very popular in Benalla when acting as relieving head master at the Benalla West School, for six months in 1939. From Benalla he went to Barnawartha and
enlisted in the A.I.F. soon after the outbreak of war. He went through his training at Puckapunyal where he was chosen for special work in the gunnery section. He has seen active service in the Middle East for about twelve months.
(P. 2, Benalla Ensign, 22-8-1941.)

Keeping to the teacher theme, I also knew quite a bit about Samuel Lazarus, an early teacher at the Seafield National School which was located at Melway 4 J6 on John Grant's Seafield. How little I actually did know!

J.S. LAZARUS
MARRIAGES.
On the 25th ult., at the house of Mr Boreham, Campbellfield, by the Rev. P. Gunn, Samuel Lazarus, Esq., Master of the Deep Creek Schools, Bulla, son of J. G. Lazarus, Esq., of Liverpool, to Fanny, youngest daughter of the late Captain F. Cassidy, of H. M. 60th Regiment. Liverpool and Derby papers, please copy. (P.4, Argus, 5-1-1859.)


Event: births, Registration number 12993 / 1861, Family name: LAZARUS
Given name(s) Julius Samuel, Place of event: T'MARINE, Australia
Personal detail
Mother's name Fran. Burney , nee CASSIDY, Father's Name: Samuel

LAZARUS.—On the 21st inst., at the Seafield National School, Tullamarine, the wife of Mr. S. Lazarus of a daughter. (P., Argus, 24-11-1862.)
The Seafield school was on the south side of Grants Lane on John Grant’s Seafield (near the runway just east of incinerator Rd.)

TULLAMARINE REUNION.
Many Pioneers Attend.
Tullamarine Progress Association conducted a "Back to Tullamarine" and reunion of old scholars and teachers on Saturday afternoon. Of the three original schools, Seafield and the Old Tullamarine were closed 51 years ago.

Among the pioneers in the groups were Messrs. C. W. Howse, 84 years, and C.Evans, 82. Between 1842 and 1860 twenty-one persons settled in the district, and four are known to be living. Of them Miss Elizabeth Grant and Mr.W. McNab were present. Mr. Frank Wright was credited with being the oldest native of the place. Mr. H. A. Rasmussen, who was in charge of (CastleMaine?) the school for 20 years, was the oldest teacher present. Residents erected a beautiful honor board to the pioneers, with 111 names, and it was unveiled by Mr. J. McRae, Director of Education.

The list of names included John Batman, J. P. Fawkner, John Carre Riddell, G. Russell and A. Walker (who selected land in 1842). Eight years later all the land had been taken up. It was then that Mr. J. Grant and Mr. Angus McNab (with his sons, D. and J. McNab) settled, and their names have been identified with Tullamarine's progress for 85 years. Teachers enrolled were Messrs. J. Cassidy* and Samuel Lazarus (of the Seafield School), Messrs. J. G. Foster and W. F. Blanche (Old Tullamarine), and Mr. Robert G. Ely (president, present Tullamarine).

Among those who took part in the proceedings, were Mr. White, M.L.A., Cr.Henshall (president of the Progress Association), Cr. Davis (president of Keilor shire), Cr. Mutton (president of Broadmeadows shire), Cr. Michie (Bulla), and Mr. A. Rasmussen (secretary Tullamarine Progress Association). Yesterday Rev. C. J. Walklate conducted an appropriate service at the Methodist church. (P,11, The Age, 1-4-1935.)

*John Cassidy could have chosen a better wife. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/65423449

** Samuel Lazarus Obituary. His son, Julius Samuel, was living at Frankston and had reached the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel by the time of his father’s death in 1923.
SAMUEL LAZARUS




Julius Samuel LAZARUS
Date of birth 1 August 1861
Occupation ...
Address Leigh Creek., Victoria
Marital status Married
Age at embarkation 53
Next of kin Wife, Mrs J S Lazarus, Leigh Creek, Victoria
Enlistment date NO ENTRY
Rank on enlistment Major
Unit name 14th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement

AWM Embarkation Roll number 23/31/3
Embarkation details Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 17 June 1915
Rank from Nominal Roll Major
Unit from Nominal Roll 14th Battalion
Promotions Major

Unit: INF14
Promotion date: 23 April 1915
Fate Returned to Australia 11 April 1916




attachment is the map referred to in my comment GENEALOGICAL GUESSWORK under H.A.LANE (who married Peter Spiers' widow.)


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THE RAILWAY TO BULLA, SPECULATOR MARKS HERMAN, GOWRIE PARK AND JAMES LANE (TULLAMARINE, VIC., AUST.)

Recently on a rare trip to Melbourne, it dawned on me that the War Memorial on the Dalkeith Avenue corner of Tullamarine Primary School can only be partly viewed from the footpath. Joshua Bull, State parliamentarian for the electorate which includes Tullamarine has shown such interest in my request to have the situation rectified that I thought I should write about the heroes whose names are inscribed on the monument. The following resulted from my research into James Lane's three sons, one of whom paid the supreme sacrifice.

THE LANES OF GOWRIE PARK.
In the land boom of the late 1880’s it looked as if a railway would be built to Bulla but it never eventuated because two routes were proposed: along Bulla Rd and along the east bank of the Maribyrnong River from the spur line to Flemington Racecourse and the Showgrounds.

G.W.Taylor bought much property along Bulla Rd and C.B.Fisher did so in Ascot Vale West, Aberfeldie,and today’s Avondale Heights. The Essendon Tramway and Land Investment Co. bought the Crotty family’s “Broomfield” fronting the south side of the western end of Sharps Rd.

Marks Herman* took an each-way bet, buying Gowrie Park fronting the west side of Bulla Rd, which you’re looking at if you gaze westward from the airport terminal building, and David Mansfield’s farm straddling Mansfields Rd between Gowrie Park and Deep Creek. He would be sure to benefit no matter which route was chosen. Before supporters of each route could reach a compromise, the 1890’s depression ended any chance of the railway being built and the speculators forfeited their deposits and part payments.

The Crottys and David Mansfield regained ownership of their farms and built luxurious new homesteads with their windfall. A.E.Lane was born in 1890 and attended Tullamarine State School so it can be assumed that his father James had purchased Gowrie Park sometime after Angus McNab had bought it in 1901.

“Geo Howatt sold privately the Gowrie Park Estate, Tullamarine comprising 560a.1r.31p., to Angus McNab of Victoria Bank, Tullamarine,” (P.9, Argus, 5-12-1901.)

Victoria Bank was 96 acres on the north side of Barbiston Rd (the proposed future second east -west runway) and only 400 metres south via McNabs Rd from the south west corner of Gowrie Park.

Angus had apparently sold Gowrie Park by October 1902 when he held a clearing sale on the property. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/9063108

James Lane was obviously the purchaser.
MELBOURNE LIVE STOCK MARKET.
Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 - 1954) Saturday 3 October 1903 p 26 Detailed Lists, Results, Guides
... James Lane, Gowrie Park;



* MARKS HERMAN GETS DESPERATE, BUT TOO LATE.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22.
At Twelve O'clock.
GRAZING and AGRICULTURAL LAND,
BUILDING BLOCKS,
HOTEL,
NEWPORT, TULLAMARINE, BULLA.
FRASER and CO. LIMITED will SELL, under Instructions from Mr. Marks Herman, by AUCTION, at their rooms, 47 Queen-street, on Tuesday,22nd November, at twelve o'clock,
BULLA.
Lot 1.-DEAN'S HOTEL, with 23a 0r. 2p., Crown Allot. 2, Sec. 1, parish of Bulla Bulla
Lot 2 -Land, 12a. 2r. 36p., adjoining Dean's Hotel.
Lot 3.-Land, 24a. 2r. 19p., Crown Allot. 21, Sec. 1.
Lot 4 -Land, 44a. 2r. 6p., Crown Allots, 4 and 20, Sec. 1.
Lot 5 - land, 46a. 0r. 18p., Crown Allots. 1, 2, and 6, township Bulla. This land is situated near Inverness Hotel.
Lot 6.-Land, 75a, Crown Allots 12 to 15, 26, and part 25, parish Bulla, and Crown Allots. 1
to 9, Sec. 16, township Bulla, adjoining SHIRE. HALL, known as Deacon's land.
» NEWPORT.
Lot 7.-Land, 44a, 3r. 7p, being Crown Allots. P, U, V, and W, Sec. 3, parish Cut-paw-paw,
facing railway workshops.
TULLAMARINE.
Lot 8.-Land, 560a. 1r. 31p., part Crown Portion 14, parish Tullamarine, magnificent grazing
and agricultural land, known as GOWRIE-PARK, situate on the Bulla-road.
Lot 9.-640 acres land adjoining Gowrie Park, formerly belonging to D. Mansfield, Crown
Allots. A and B of Portion 13, parish Tullamarine.
Lot 10.-Land, 52 acres, part Secs, 6 and 7, parish Tullamarine, facing state school.
Lot 11.-Land, 43 acres, (part Crown Portion 7, Sec. 12, sic, part secs.6 and 7) Tullamarine, formerly belonging to Anderson and Carr (sic, Parr).
Terms-Very liberal.
Titles, certificates.
MARKS HERMAN

N.B. Section 1, parish of Bulla was immediately east of the township of Bulla and extended from the north side of Bulla Rd to Somerton Rd between Wildwood and Oaklands Rds. Dean’s Hotel was at its south west corner.
Lot 5 was not in the township of Bulla. It was actually crown allotments 1, 2 and 6 of section 1 Bulla, all granted to Walter Clark of “Glenara” in the early 1870’s:
i.e. c/a 1 of 14a. 1 r.26 p. (and 1A of 2 acres set apart for the Church of England, i.e. St Mary’s built by Mary Greene of Woodlands in 1858 and relocated to Bulla Village soon after the airport opened by Walter V. (Major) Murphy.); c/a 2 of 14a. 2r. 29p.; c/a 6 of 16a.3r.26p.-a total of 46 acres 6 roods and 81 perches (48 acres no roods and 1 perch and with the church land excluded, 46 acres 1 perch or 46.00625 acres.)
Lot 10 was James Henry Parr’s “The Elms” through which Link Rd runs south before turning to the west. The Link Rd corner was the corner of Conders Lane, one of the east-west subdivision access tracks on John Pascoe Fawkner’s subdivision of the parts of section 6 and 7 Tullamarine on the Keilor side of Bulla Rd. Tullamarine State School 2613 operated on the north side of Conders Lane. So the land did face the state school, looking north west.
The former owners of lot 11 would have been James Henry Parr and possibly Thomas Anderson, both stalwarts of the Tullamarine Methodist Church. “Anderson and Parr” were assessed in about 1900 on 165 acres which later became Bill Parr’s “Annandale”. Lot 11 was south of “The Elms” on another subdivisional track called Anderson’s Lane which left Bulla Rd opposite today’s Strathconnan Square. (J.P. Fawkner’s section 6,7 subdivision transposed on my 1999 Melway.) Incidentally this map has revealed the FERGUSON connection to Tullamarine!

PERCY HURREN OF "DALKEITH", TULLAMARINE AND PERCY HURREN, TEACHER AT GREENVALE, WERE TWO DIFFERENT PEOPLE. (VIC., AUST.)

I THOUGHT THEY WERE ONE AND THE SAME. The original Greenvale State School was at Melway 178G4 near the east corner of Somerton and Section Rd. The modern suburb of Greenvale started on Hughie Williamson's "Dunvegan" on the south east corner of Somerton and Mickleham Rd and the modern school there retains the original school's number. Percy Hurren is recorded in the school's history as the teacher there from 1936-38.

Dalkeith was a 200 acre farm,(Melway 5F-J12 and south to Sharps Rd) now the residential area fronting the western side of Broadmeadows Road Tullamarine from Sharps Rd, extending north to the midline between Janus St and Catherine Avenue. Percy Hurren was the last owner of the farm, now consisting of 160 acres, as Loft's subdivision extending west to include Gordon St house blocks consisted of 40 acres.

When I had moved from Tullamarine to Rosebud, I was writing a history of Moorooduc and by the greatest stroke of good luck somebody suggested that I should speak to David Shepherd. David and his wife both knew Percy Hurren well as Percy was the postmaster at Jones Corner, Moorooduc (Melway 146 K 12.) Mrs Shepherd had known Percy since she was a youngster in a small town near Swan Hill and recalled Percy snoring at services in church. Although it was a long shot I asked if he knew where Percy had moved to. David told me that Percy had bought a farm up near where they built the airport.

As it's only about 10km from Tullamarine to Greenvale I thought that Percy was returning to his old stamping ground in c.1950. That's what I thought! The teacher was a completely different person. I'm writing this journal to prevent HURREN researchers from making the same mistake.

From the WE REMEMBER TULLAMARINE AND MILES AROUND IN THE EARLY DAYS Facebook page.
PERCY HURREN. CORRECTION.
I stated in a recent post that Percy Hurren who used to snore in church near Swan Hill, and was the postmaster at Moorooduc in (1950?????see end of journal) before shortly afterwards moving to Tullamarine to become the last one to own and farm "Dalkeith", was the teacher at Greenvale State School 1936-8. There were only two deaths of a Percy Hurren on Victorian BDM, both in 1950, so neither of them was Percy Hurren of the Swan Hill area, Moorooduc and Tullamarine. One of them was Percy Vincent Hurren, the schoolteacher.
AFTER the expiration of fourteen clear days application will be made to the Supreme Court of Victoria In its Probate jurisdiction that PROBATE of the LAST WILL dated the eighteenth day of July 1942 of PERCY VINCENT HURREN late of 26 Eva street Malvern, school teacher, deceased, be granted to Edward Richard Hurren, of 4 Austin street, Hawthorn, clerk, a brother of deceased and the sole executor appointed by the said will.(P.19, Argus, 7-12-1950.)

THE TEACHER'S BIRTH AND DEATH RECORD.

Event:births Registration number6703 / 1901 Family name:HURREN Given name(s)Percy Vincent
Place of event:SOUTH YARRA, Australia Mother's name, Annie Julia nee BANNON Father's Name:Richd


HURREN Percy Vincent Death mother: Julia Ann nee BANNON father:HURREN Richard Michael
Places of birth and death:SOUTH YARRA, MALVERN age, year, reg. no. (49, 1950, 13274/1950)

Extract from: greenvale primary school 1868-2010
SM means sewing mistress/assistant. CSD probably means ceased. THT may mean temporary head teacher.

SCHOOL NO 890 LIST OF HEAD TEACHERS / PRINCIPALS
George H Hancock 1868 – 1878 Left to return overseas
Robert W Watts 1878 – 1889
Clara H Sargeant (Mrs Nielsen) 1889 – 1890
Alfred A Lewis 1891 – 1895
E. Waters 1895 – 1896 1st May until George Watkins took over 1896
George H Watkins 1896 – 1901
John E Hanigan 1901 – 1912 Retired to Wonthaggi - Died June 1914 William Ruth 1913 – 1914 Retired 1950
Alice A Worboise 1915 – 1921 Csd 1922
Alexander C Mills 1922 Retired 1927
Ernest R Malcolm 1923 – 1925 Csd 1951
Ellen J Boyes 1926 – 1929 Retired 1960
Kevin J Borrack & (Caroline Hocking S M) 1929 – 1934 Died 1958
Mary C Fahey (T.H.T) S M 1934 Resigned 1948
Rose J Barnett (T.H.T.) S M 1935 Retired 1974
Percy Hurren 1936 – 1938
Maxwell R Sprake 1939 – 1942 No further record available
etc.

In October 1938 P.V.Hurren received a promotion, obviously to another school.
FIFTH CLASS MALES

Patrick Vincent Hurren was elevated to fourth class in 1949 but had little time to enjoy his achievement.



Tulla's Percy was actually George Percival the father of Leonard Percival Hurren who died at Red Cliffs in 1931.
HURREN
Leonard Percival Death
mother, Lilian neeHALL
father, HURREN George Percival
place of death, RED CLIFFS
age, year, reg.no. (12 Days,1931, 6864/1931)

Tullamarine's Percy's wife died in 1936.
HURREN (nee Hall). —On the 11th August, at Tasma private hospital, Red Cliffs, Lily, dearly beloved wife of Perc, eldest daughter of James Hall, Bentleigh, sister of Florrie (Mrs.Harold Besant, Heatherton), Annie (Mrs. C.Rochfort, Mildura), R. Hall (Bob, Bentleigh), and Effie (Mrs. K. Power, Malvern). (Interred Red Cliffs 12th August.) — At rest. (P.7, Argus, 15-8-1936.)


HURREN Lilian Death
mother: Margt nee SWANSEA
father: HALL James
Place of death:RED CLIFFS
Age, year, Reg. No. (41, 1936, 18087/1936)


These would seem to be the birth and death records of Tulla's Percy.
Event:births Registration number6920 / 1896
Family name:HURREN Given name(s)Geo Percival
Place of event: ST ARNAUD, Australia
Mother's name Charl Ellen
Mother's family name at birthDAVIS
Father's Name, Geo

HURREN Percival George Death,
mother: Charlotte nee DAVIES
father: HURREN George
place of birth: St Arnaud
place of death:Blackburn South
age, year, reg.no. (76, 1972, 23212/1972)

I SEE IN THIS 1950 SANDS AND MCDOUGALL DIRECTORY THAT OLD PERCY'S STILL AT MOOROODUC. WHY DON'T WE DROP IN AND SEE HIM WHEN WE GO TO MORNINGTON?
Bad idea mate. He left in August 1947! He and Mrs Hurren and their juvenile daughters! Had George Percival Hurren remarried?


Event:marriages Registration number14541 / 1944
Family name:FARISH Given name(s) Doreen Mavis
Spouse's family name:HURREN
Spouse's given name(s)Percival George

IN THE SAME MONTH THE HURRENS AND TWO OTHER FAMILIES WERE FAREWELLED BY THE PROGRESS ASSOCIATION.
Mr. P. G. Hurren said he would remember Moorooduc for there he obtained a son and heir. When he took over his business he realised that certain service would be required of him by customers. In the post office and store he and his wife had striven to give that service. From the remarks of previous speakers, he believed they considered such service had been given. That realisation was a source of gratification to him.
(P.5, Standard, Frankston, 28-8-1947.)

It is likely that the following deceased was the grandfather of Percival George Hurren's second wife. You will recall that Percy was born at St Arnaud, had a son* who died, only 12 days old, at Red Cliffs and that his first wife, Lilian, died at Red Cliffs where she was buried. (*No wonder Percy, almost 50, was so delighted to have had a son and heir born at Moorooduc!) The Hurren and Farish families may have ventured from St Arnaud to Red Cliffs together. There's a great chance that Peter's son,Will of Red Cliffs, was William Peter Farish** who with Doreen Mavis Farish is listed with other pioneers, such as Lilian Hurren, buried in the Red Cliffs cemetery***.

**MILDURA. At the police court William Peter Farish, of Red Cliffs, was fined £5 for aiding and abetting William Holden to drive an unregistered truck. Holden was fined £2.(P.11, The Age, 24-8-1932.)

*** RED CLIFFS PIONEERS

FARISH.— On the 16th January, at 67 Pridham-street. East Prahran, Peter Farish, late of St. Arnaud, beloved husband of Louisa Farish, and loving father of Hellen Elizabeth (deceased) (Mrs. M. Peagam, Melbourne), Jim (Horsham), Mary(Mrs. Morton, Preston). Daisy (Mrs. J.Tarry, Green's Creek), Eva (Mrs. C. Hunt,Prahran), Violet (deceased), Ruby (Mrs. W.Spiby), Will (Red Cliffs), Pearl (Mrs, W.Amos, Sea Lake), Nell (Mrs, V. Horton,Bendigo). (P.1, THE AGE, 18-1-1937.)

MR. WILDING AND MR MANN, TWO EARLY MORNINGTON PENINSULA HISTORIANS. (VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA.)

MR. WILDING AND MR MANN, TWO EARLY MORNINGTON PENINSULA HISTORIANS.
Mr Wilding (who wrote the history of the Mornington Peninsula, published in the Mornington Standard in 1905) and Mr Mann (who wrote the Early History of Mount Eliza, published by the progress association, printed by the Standard, in 1926) were certainly worthy of praise but how could I quote their fabulous contributions (without raising chuckles and skepticism) if I could not identify which of the numerous Messrs. Wilding or Mann I was quoting. Journals have been written about each but here are their identities.

Leonard WILDING
Regimental number1318
Place of birthBolton England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLand agent
AddressCoope Street, Cheltenham
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation37
Next of kinMother sic, Wife, Mrs C E* Wilding, Coope Street, Cheltenham
Enlistment date29 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 10 November 1915 Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll29th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 26 October 1916
Place of burialCaterpillar Valley Cemetery (Plot II, Row B, Grave 7), Longueval, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,Australian War Memorial 116
Miscellaneous information from cemetery records
Parents: Joseph and Anne WILDING.

FLINDERS CEM.
Anne Wilding (1839-26/7/1914, spouse Joseph)and Robert Wilding (1865-2/12/1923, par Joseph & Anne) are buried in the Flinders cemetery. I have been unable to find Anne's maiden name. There are no details about Robert Wilding's parents in his death record but there are in the cemetery record.

WILDING.—On the 2nd December, 1923, at private hospital, Robert Wilding, of Flinders and Melbourne, aged 58 years.(p.1, Argus, 3-12-1923.)


WILDING—BEESTON.—On the 5th of April, at Christ Church, South Yarra, by the Rev. Canon Tucker,Leonard, youngest son of the late Joseph Wilding of Flinders, Victoria, to Constance Eva* , youngest daughter of Robert Beeston, of Hawthorn-road, Caulfield.
(P.1, Argus, 15-4-1907.)

MANN. — On November 27. In hospital, John Gilbert Mann, of Harbury. Frankston, beloved brother of Frederick Wollaston Mann, of Melbourne, and Charles Russell Mann, of West Australia - Privately cremated.
(P.17, The Age, 29-11-1952.)

MANN John Gilbert event: Death
mother:, Sophia Charlotte WALLASTON
father: MANN Gilbert Cheke
place of birth: ADELAIDE SOUTH AUSTRALIA
place of death:FRANKSTON
age:86 year:1952 register number:23159/1952

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WAS REV. RODDA, SORRENTO'S C. OF E. MINISTER, THE SAME REV. RODDA AS THE ONE AT BROADMEADOWS, KEILOR AND BULLA?

WAS REV. RODDA, SORRENTO'S C. OF E. MINISTER, THE SAME REV. RODDA AS THE ONE AT BROADMEADOWS, KEILOR AND BULLA?
I've often wondered this but refused to be sidetracked from the research in hand. The answer is no but they were brothers, Edwin at Sorrento and Richard Henry near Tullamarine, both sons of Nicholas Rodda and Jane, nee White. There may have been other brothers who were also Church of England ministers in Victoria, such as Rev. Benjamin Rodda (the co-celebrant at Edwin's wedding.)

EDWIN'S FATHER.
RODDA.—On the 12th August, Nicholas, the father of the Revs. E. and R. H. Rodda, at Research, near Eltham, aged 91 years. Colonist of 45 years, 1849. At rest in Jesus.
(P.1, Argus, 13-8-1896.)

EDWIN'S MARRIAGE NOTICE.
RODDA-WILLIS.-On the 11th inst, at St Mark's
Church Kensington, Bellarine, by the Rev. B. S.
Walker, assisted by the Rev. B. Rodda (brother-ln
law and brother of the bridegroom) the Rev. Edwin
Rodda, son of Nicholas Rodda, Esq., of Trevella,
Cornwall to Elinor, daughter of Richard Willis,Esq.
of Moolap.(P.1, Argus, 15-5-1875.)

EDWIN'S OBITUARY.
EDWIN'S OBITUARY

EDWIN'S DEATH RECORD.
Event: deaths
Registration number 7637 / 1917
Family name: RODDA
Given name(s) Edwin
Place of event: Cwell, Australia
Mother's name , Jane
Mother's family name at birth WHITE
Father's Name: , Rodda Nicholas

RICHARD HENRY'S DEATH RECORD.
Event: deaths
Registration number 8115 / 1926
Family name: RODDA
Given name(s) Richard Henry
Place of event: ASCOT VALE, Australia
Mother's name , Jane
Mother's family name at birth WHITE
Father's Name: , RODDA Nicholas

BENJAMIN'S DEATH RECORD.
Event: deaths
Registration number 9116 / 1895
Family name: RODDA
Given name(s) Benj
Place of event: Echuca, Australia
Mother's name , Jane
Mother's family name at birth WHITE
Father's Name: , Nichs

BENJAMIN'S OBITUARY.
BENJAMIN'S OBITUARY

MEMORIAL WINDOWS AT ST.PAUL'S, FRANKSTON.
These were dedicated by his widow to the memory of the namesake son of the Rev. Richard Henry Rodda who died four years after his father.

Memorial Windows Dedicated.
FRANKSTON, Friday.— Archbishop Head, in the presence of a large congregation, last night dedicated three beautiful memorial windows, the gift of Mrs. Rodda, in the eastern wall of the chapel at St. Paul's Church of England,Frankston.
The cost of the construction of the chapel of the historic church, which was opened In February, 1887, was also thegift of Mrs. Rodda. The windows were dedicated In memory of Richard Henry Rodda, who died on August 27, 1930,
(P.21, The Age, 14-8-1937.)

DEATH RECORD OF RICHARD HENRY RODDA JNR.
Event: deaths
Registration number 9525 / 1930
Family name: RODDA
Given name(s) Richard Henry
Place of event: FLEMINGTON, Australia
Mother's name , Louisa
Mother's family name at birth FOLEY
Father's Name: , RODDA Richard Henry

JUNIOR'S OBITUARY.
Many friends in the legal profession and in the northern suburbs of Melbourne, especially at Flemington and
at Broadmeadows, will regret to learn of the death of Mr. Richard Henry Rodda, solicitor, which occurred at his
home, in Wellington street, Flemington, on August 27. Mr. Rodda, who was aged 68 years, had not been in good health for some time, and he had not practised his profession for the last few months. For many years he was the senior partner in the legal firm of Rodda and Ballard. Mr. Rodda, who was born at Eltham, spent his youth at Broadmeadows, where his father had charge of the Anglican parish for many years, He was educated at the Melbourne Grammar School, and later at the Melbourne University. During the war he was actively associated with many relief committees. Mr. Rodda is survived by a widow. (P.8, The Australasian, 30-8-1930.)

JUNIOR'S WIDOW.
RODDA -on the 8th October, at St Aubin s, Frankston, Edith Alice widow of the late Richard Henry Rodda (Privately interred ) P.10, ARGUS, 11-10-1938.

Event: deaths
Registration number 18156 / 1938
Family name: RODDA
Given name(s) Edith Alice
Place of event: FRANKSTON, Australia
Mother's name , Charlotte
Mother's family name at birth LE BROEQ
Father's Name: , COLLAS Edward Nelson

THEIR MARRIAGE.
RODDA—COLLAS.—On the 12th August, at St.James's Old Cathedral, Melbourne, by the Venerable Archdeacon Hindley, Richard Henry, eldest son of the Rev. R.H.Rodda, of Ascot Vale, to Edith Alice,fourth daughter of the late Edw. N.Collas, Buninyong. At home, "Vaynor", 121 Wellington-street, Flemington, 21st and 22nd September.
(P.7, The Age, 9-9--1911.)

THE RAMSAYS AND RAPERS OF ROSEBUD, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA.

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THE RANDALLS.
Henry James Randall (born in 1857 at Richmond*) who established "Hindhope" on 29 acres might have been related to Nora, the wife of Ramsay Couper who consolidated the land between Hindhope and Eastbourne Rd, known as "The Thicket". It is CERTAIN that Henry James Randall was the brother of Mary Elizabeth Randall who married the wandering boy, Fred Rudduck** in 1898,with her name being given as Dollie in the marriage notice and Mary Elizth in the marriage record.

*Event: births
Registration number 14092 / 1857
Family name: RANDALL
Given name(s) Henry James
Place of event: RICHMOND, Australia
Mother's name , Margaret Scott
Mother's family name at birth WEBSTER
Father's Name: , Charles Edward

**See page 64 of A DREAMTIME OF DROMANA and
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/221813806
births

Registration number 20591 / 1873
Family name: RANDALL
Given name(s) Mary Elizabeth
Place of event: TARNAGULLA, Australia
Mother's name , Margaret
Mother's family name at birth WEBSTER
Father's Name: , Chas Edw

The mother's maiden surname is wrong in Henry James Randall's death record; it should be WEBSTER, as in the death record of Oswald* who took over Hindhope.
and the parents' wedding notice**.

Event: deaths
Registration number 1397 / 1906
Family name: RANDALL
Given name(s) Hy Jas
Place of event: Esdn, Australia
Mother's name , Margt Scott
Mother's family name at birth RANDALL
Father's Name: , Randall Chas Edwd

* Event: births
Registration number 3254 / 1877
Family name: RANDALL
Given name(s) Oswald Markham
Place of event: HOTHAM, Australia
Mother's name , Margaret Scott
Mother's family name at birth WEBSTER
Father's Name: , Charles Edward

** On the 1st inst, at North Melbourne, by the Rev.
John Reid, Charles Edward Randall to Margaret Scott
Webster. (P.4, Argus, 3-1-1857.)

Charles Edward and his son, Henry James became municipal administrators.* Henry James may have suggested in 1904 to George Fountain, the last Mayor of North Melbourne, that Rosebud was a great spot for a holiday.**
* C.E. RANDALL. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/222653379
J.H.RANDALL.
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/108826963

Hindhope and The Thicket are the north and south halves of the land fronting Boneo Rd and indicated by Melway 170 B 2 and parts 1 and 3.

THE RAPERS.
The Wannaeue Estate is indicated by Melway 170 B-E, 4-7.

Death Of Former Footballer
DEATH in a private hospital early today of Mr William Raper, 85. of Elizabeth Street, Elsternwlck, robbed Australian football of a notable Identity.
Mr Raper began as a player with Hotham about 1870 and transferred to the Essendon team that played in McCracken's Paddock, Ascot Vale, in 1870.
Following his retirement as a player, Mr Raper continued to take a great interest In Essendon when that team occupied the old East Melbourne ground. Eventually he became a vice-president, a position which he occupied for a number of years, before being appointed president.
When Essendon transferred to their present ground in 1922 Mr Raper continued in office, and was head of the club when the team won the 1923 and 1924 premlerships. He retired from the administrative side of football about 1930.
Mr Raper was connected with the firm of James Service and Co. for 58 years, and was chief accountant and manager. He was also president for many years of the Percy Walker Old Boys' Association, members of which had attended the Percy Walker College at Carlton.
Mr Raper, who was a native of West Melbourne, had been ill for several years, and his death was hastened by head injuries received in a fall at home a few days ago. He leaves a widow, two daughters and three sons.
The funeral will leave his home at 2.30 p.m. tomorrow for Melbourne General Cemetery. Arrangements are in the charge of A. A. Sleight Pty. Ltd. (P.48, The Herald, 8-6-1939.)

Billy was revered by his schoolboy opponents.
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/12139423

Lands Department, enquiring if council had any objections to the alienation of road* between Messrs John Cain and W.Raper, Wannaeue.-To be informed that this council.objects to alienation of same. (P.3, Mornington Standard, 2-8-1913.)

* The southern boundary of farms that became Woyna, Eastbourne and Wannaeue Station that only exists as Hiscock Rd near Truemans Rd and a dotted line on the swamp side of Boneo Rd. Raper's Wannaeue Estate consisted of c/a's 11-8 and John Cain had purchased James Purves' grants, c/a's 6 and 5 between the unmade road and Little Scotland. See:
Wannaeue, County of Mornington [cartographic material].
digital.slv.vic.gov.au/dtl_publ…/simpleimages/…/2611207.html

I've speculated in the post about THE WANDERING BOY that Henry James Randall may have provoked George Fountain's interest in Rosebud (the former being the last Mayor and the latter being the Town Clerk of North Melbourne.) The same could be true in regard to the Raper purchase of the Wannaeue Estate. Henry James Randall and William Raper were sons of two trustees of C of E property in Jika Jika east (across the Moonee Ponds Creek) near Flemington.

Names of Trustees -Tho Right Reverend James
Moorhouse, Doctor of Divlnity, Bishop of Melbourne ;
Charles Edward Randall, Town Clerk, Hotham, John*
Raper, Brougham street, Hotham, gentleman, James
Curias, Hotham, carrier (P.7, Argus, 20-11-1879.)

*Event: births Registration number 91 / 1853*
Family name: RAPER Given name(s) William
Place of event: MELB, Australia
Mother's name , Albertine
Mother's family name at birth RODAWAY
Father's Name: , John *
(*Also 18216 / 1853)

Event: deaths
Registration number 6696 / 1939
Family name: RAPER
Given name(s) William
Place of event: MELBOURNE, Australia
Mother's name , Unknown
Mother's family name at birth UNKNOWN
Father's Name: , RAPER John*

William's son John was much involved in the betterment and social life of Rosebud, as were the Riggs of Hindhope who had taken over Henry James Randall's farm but since I have already published this information elsewhere (RUDE ROSEBUD SURNAMES*), I'll just give you a clue as to why Dromana West was not renamed WANNAEUE as suggested in 1939.

(* Raper was often pronounced as Roper by such as Ray Cairns and Bill Dryden who would have called Eastbourne Rd ROPER'S LANE. Charlie Coleman changed the spelling.)
Mr. and Mrs. Webster, of "Dunhelen,” Bulla, and Mr J. Raper of “Wanawer,” Rosebud, were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. H. Park, for the Dookie College Jubilee.
(P.4, Shepparton Advertiser, 15-10-1936.)

FROM PAGE 2 OF BOGIES AND BIRDIES (Charles Robinson Coleman.)
SITE IS SELECTED.
The land selected was part of a property bounded by Eastbourne Road, Jetty Road, Government Road (later Hiscock Road and now part of the Country Club), and Boneo Road. It was formerly owned by a Mr Jack Rapir and purchased by FORESTRY PULP AND PAPER COMPANY PTY. LTD. in 1938 for development as a pine plantation.
Shortly after Christmas, 1958, a fire swept through 500 acres of the pine forest, severely damaging the trees. (etc.)

"ARISE SIR RAMSAY OF ROSEBUD!" A STORY OF A PIONEER OF ROSEBUD, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA.

RAMSAY COUPER really was a knight and really was a pioneer of Rosebud but he didn't really have the title SIR RAMSAY OF ROSEBUD. I just made that up, with very good reason; Box Hill didn't deserve the glory of association with Sir Ramsay because his son,Guy,who was living at 64 Station St, Box Hill with Ramsay at the time of his enlistment for W.W.1, was not listed on the Shire of Nunawading roll of honour. Guy WAS listed on the Rosebud State School roll of honour and even though his name was listed simply as G.Couper, I was able to compile a reasonable biography for him. Rosebud honours its shared heroes!

William John Ferrier was one such shared hero. He was applauded throughout Australia for his bravery and determination displayed in rescues at the La Bella wreck at Warrnambool in November 1905 and despite my efforts to engage Queenscliff and Warrnambool in a joint commemoration of his heroic deeds 110 years later only Rosebud did so, chiefly through the support of Rosebud Primary School teacher, Mal Boag.

Ramsay Couper arrived at Rosebud some time between the assessments of 30-7-1892 and 21-7-1894. (The 1893-4 rate records are not included on the microfiche.) On the latter date he was on a 20 acre block with a building. Subsequent rate records show that Nora Couper had another 20 acre block and later Ramsay was assessed on two 20 acre lots with building while Nora was assessed on 16 acres, earlier occupied by John Freeman.

The early rate collector might have known something because his occupation was described as GENTLEMAN. This was a term used by retired businessmen such as Richard Watkin, owner of the Dromana Hotel meaning they no longer needed to work (earn a living.) No doubt the new-rich industrialists in England would have been tempted to try the title on, but would have well-known that doing so would ruin any chance of the missus rising through the ranks to achieve the elevated social status she craved. They'd never get an invite from the gentry.

To cut a long story short the land consolidated by Ramsay and Nora eventually became known as The Thicket and was the south half of the land bounded by First Avenue,and Eastbourne, Boneo and Pt. Nepean Rds, Rosebud. In about 1915, the farm was sold to Alf Rawlings and in 1927 subdivided as the Rosebud Park Estate whose innovative planning included curved streets such as Warranilla Avenue.If Box Hill residents did not notice the arrival of the family that's their fault, not mine. The Box Hill Historical Society has confirmed that Guy's name is not on the Shire of Nunawading Roll of Honour so Sir Ramsay of Box Hill or Sir Ramsay of Nunawading just wouldn't seem right.

Now I knew nothing of Ramsay being a knight but when I thought Guy's biography was complete, service and birth record,his sisters Evelyn and Phyllis, Evelyn marrying young Jamieson of Rosebud, Guy being the Worshipful Master of a lodge at Box Hill in the late 1940's, his death in 1973 and so on, I wondered if anything would turn up in a google search for GUY COUPER. That was when I discovered that Ramsay Couper was not only a knight but also a PLANTAGENET descendant.

BLOW ME DOWN WITH A FEATHER, GUY’S DAD WAS A KNIGHT WITH ROYAL BLOOD!
See top of page 106.
“Sir Ramsay George Henry Couper, 3rd Bt (U.K.), formerly Lieut., King’s Royal Rifle Corps, Afghan Medal with two clasps and Bronze Star, b. I Nov, 1855: m. 1884, Nora Emma S., daughter of Horatio Willson Scott of Hampstead ; and has issue 1f to 3f.
1f Guy Couper, b. 12 Mar. 1889.
2f. Sybil Couper.
3f. Evelyn Cooper

The Plantagenet Roll of the Blood Royal: The Mortimer-Percy Volume
https://books.google.com.au/books?isbn=0788418726
The Marquis of Ruvigny and Ranieval - 2013 - ‎History

The G.Couper entry in my ROSEBUD STATE SCHOOL ROLL OF HONOUR.
G.COUPER
How did I know that the name of this guy was GUY? Wait and see! The grantee of crown allotment 14 Wannaeue, bounded by today’s Eastbourne, Boneo and Pt Nepean Rds and First Avenue was Hugh Glass. By the first Kangerong Road District assessment of 1864, Hugh also owned c/a 16 between today’s Fifth Avenue and the line of Norm Clark Walk. Hugh was one of the wealthiest men in Victoria and had spent a fortune building his mansion at Flemington and surrounding it with gardens worthy of a king. He was a partner in the private railway to Essendon which failed at about this time and to add to his woes, scab in his HUGE flocks of sheep saw him heading for bankruptcy. After his overdose of medication, c/a 16 and 29 acres of c/a 14 fell into the ownership of creditors until about 1909.

Event: births Registration number 27100 / 1889
Family name: COUPER Given name(s) Guy
Place of event: WARBURTON, Australia
Parent 1's family name at birth SCOTT Parent 2's given name: Ramsay G H

Crown allotment 14 was divided into two lots of 29 acres which became Hindhope, extending south to include 50 First Avenue (Hindhope Villa) and lots of 20. 20 and 16 acres in the southern half fronting today’s Eastbourne Rd.

In 1900, Ramsey Couper was assessed on 20 acres and building, part c/a 14 Wannaeue and 20 acres, part c/a 14 Wannaeue, the latter being leased or recently bought from somebody whose name started with H. John Freeman had the 16 acre block, having recently bought it from somebody whose surname started with M. In 1910-11, Ramsey was assessed on 40 acres and Nora (his wife) on the 16 acre block. In about 1915, their southern half of c/a 14 was sold to Alf Rawlings and the Coupers moved to Box Hill which was a long way from Rosebud so William Jamieson’s son popped the question to his sweetheart, Evelyn Couper*. And that’s how I discovered the given name of G.Couper. The Couper farm acquired the name, “The Thicket” and in 1927 was subdivided as the Rosebud Park Estate, whose curved streets (such as Warranilla Avenue) were innovative at that time.

*- JAMIESON. — On November 16, at her father's residence, 350 Station-street. Box Hill, Evelyn, widow of George Edward Jamieson, dearly loved mother of William and Madge, loving sister-in-law of Margaret and Robert. Private Interment.
JAMIESON. — On November 16, At Box Hill, Evelyn, the dearly beloved second daughter of Ramsay and the late Nora Couper; loving sister of Sybil and Guy. (P.1, The Age, 17-11-1939.)

Peninsula pioneers such as the Jamiesons, Pidotos and Stennikens who plied the bay were often associated with Williamstown or Sandridge so it was no surprise that Evelyn and her beau had lived at Williamstown. Guy, who’d become a motor mechanic, was appointed as Evelyn’s executor. (P.12, The Age, 22-1-1940.)

Guy COUPER
Regimental number 11692
Place of birth Warburton Victoria
Religion Church of England
Occupation Motor mechanic
Address 64 Station Street, Box Hill, Victoria
Marital status Single
Age at embarkation 27
Next of kin Father, R G H Couper, 64 Station Street, Box Hill, Victoria
Enlistment date 24 February 1916
Rank on enlistment Motor Transport Driver
Unit name Supply Column 3, Army Service Corps 26
AWM Embarkation Roll number 25/29/1
Embarkation details Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 5 June 1916
Rank from Nominal Roll Driver
Unit from Nominal Roll 3rd AAMTC
Fate Returned to Australia 9 July 1919

Guy dissolved his business partnership soon after enlisting. The witness was most likely his father, Ramsey Couper.


Notice is hereby given that the PARTNERSHIP heretofore subsisting between Gustaf Leonard Erickson and Guy Couper, carrying on business as speedometer, taximeter, motor accessories, watches and clock repairers, at 452 Bourke street, Melbourne under the style of firm of G.L.Erickson and Co . has been DISSOLVED as from the twenty first day of March, 1916. The said Gustaf Leonard Erickson will receive and pay all debts due to or owing by the said firm. The said Gustaf Leonard Erickson will carry on business at 452 Bourke street, Melbourne, in the name of G.L.Erickson and Co.
Dated this twenty first day of March 1916.
G.L.ERICKSON
G COUPER
Witness to Signatures.-R Couper. (P.5, Argus, 22-3-1916.)


Guy died in 1973.
Event: deaths Registration number 29280 / 1973
Family name: COUPER Given name(s) Guy
Place of event: Donvale, Australia
Parent 1's family name at birth SCOTT Parent 2's given name: COUPER Ramsay George Henry

BLOW ME DOWN WITH A FEATHER, GUY’S DAD WAS A KNIGHT WITH ROYAL BLOOD!
See top of page 106.
“Sir Ramsay George Henry Couper, 3rd Bt (U.K.), formerly Lieut., King’s Royal Rifle Corps, Afghan Medal with two clasps and Bronze Star, b. I Nov, 1855: m. 1884, Nora Emma S., daughter of Horatio Willson Scott of Hampstead ; and has issue 1f to 3f.
1f Guy Couper, b. 12 Mar. 1889.
2f. Sybil Couper.
3f. Evelyn Cooper (sic.)

POSTSCRIPT, 16-3-2019.
GUY COUPER BECAME THE FOURTH BARONET COUPER!
http://www.thepeerage.com/p27818.htm#i278174
Sir Ramsay George Henry Couper, 3rd Bt.1
M, #278171, b. 1 November 1855, d. 20 March 1949


Last Edited=18 Feb 2011
Sir Ramsay George Henry Couper, 3rd Bt. was born on 1 November 1855.1 He was the son of George Ebenezer Wilson Couper, 2nd Bt. and Caroline PenelopeEvery.2 He married Nora Emma Scott, daughter of Horatio Willson Scott, on 22 January 1884.1 He died on 20 March 1949 at age 93.1
He fought in the Afghan War between 1878 and 1880.1 He gained the rank of Lieutenant in the 60th Foot ).1 He succeeded as the 3rd Baronet Couper [U.K., 1841] on 5 March 1908.1
Children of Sir Ramsay George Henry Couper, 3rd Bt. and Nora Emma Scott
1. Sybil Couper2
2. Evelyn Couper2 d. 16 Nov 1939
3. Sir Guy Couper, 4th Bt.2 b. 12 Mar 1889, d. 1975

Nora Emma Scott1
F, #278173, d. 1 January 1925


Last Edited=5 Apr 2008
Nora Emma Scott was the daughter of Horatio Willson Scott.2 She married Sir Ramsay George Henry Couper, 3rd Bt., son of George Ebenezer WilsonCouper, 2nd Bt. and Caroline Penelope Every, on 22 January 1884.1 She died on 1 January 1925.1
From 22 January 1884, her married name became Couper.
Children of Nora Emma Scott and Sir Ramsay George Henry Couper, 3rd Bt.
1. Sybil Couper2
2. Evelyn Couper2 d. 16 Nov 1939
3. Sir Guy Couper, 4th Bt.2 b. 12 Mar 1889, d. 1975

Sir Guy Couper, 4th Bt.1
M, #278174, b. 12 March 1889, d. 1975*
Last Edited=18 Feb 2011
Sir Guy Couper, 4th Bt. was born on 12 March 1889.1 He was the son of Sir Ramsay George Henry Couper, 3rd Bt. and Nora Emma Scott.2 He died in 1975.1
He fought in the First World War between 1916 and 1918, with the Australian Imperial Forces.1 He succeeded as the 4th Baronet Couper [U.K., 1841] on 20 March 1949.1
Victorian BDM states 1973 which could be a typo.
Event: deaths Registration number 29280 / 1973
Family name: COUPER Given name(s) Guy
Place of event: Donvale, Australia
Parent 1's family name at birth SCOTT Parent 2's given name: COUPER Ramsay George Henry

Evelyn Couper1
F, #278176, d. 16 November 1939
George Edward Jamieson1
M, #278177, d. 4 July 1923
Last Edited=5 Apr 2008
George Edward Jamieson married Evelyn Couper, daughter of Sir Ramsay George Henry Couper, 3rd Bt. and Nora Emma Scott, in 1915.1 He died on 4 July 1923.1
Last Edited=18 Feb 2011
Evelyn Couper was the daughter of Sir Ramsay George Henry Couper, 3rd Bt. and Nora Emma Scott.2 She married George Edward Jamieson in 1915.1 She died on 16 November 1939, leaving issue.1
From 1915, her married name became Jamieson.1
Like Sybil, Guy obviously did not marry and as he did not have an heir, his cousin (Ramsay’s nephew) became the 5th Baronet Couper by virtue of his descent from Ramsay’s father, the 3rd Baronet. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Couper-268
Sir George Robert Cecil Couper Bt
Born 15 Oct 1898 [location unknown]
ANCESTORS
Son of James Robert Couper and Jessie (Kissock) Couper
James Robert Couper
Born 24 Jun 1863 [location unknown] Died 7 Jun 1917 [location unknown]
ANCESTORS
Son of George Ebenezer Wilson Couper KCSI CB and Caroline Penelope (Every) Couper
Brother of Ramsay George Henry Couper Bt, (etc)


THE MOVE FROM ROSEBUD.
I had assumed that Ramsay had sold his farm to Alf Rawlings and moved to Box Hill at about the time of Evelyn’s marriage but I needed to check. The last mention of Ramsay in the Shire of Flinders and Kangerong rate records was in the 1911-12 assessment. Ramsay (assessment number 902) was assessed on 40 acres and Nora (Ass. No. 903) on 16 acres but their names were crossed out and no rates had been paid. Alfred Rawlings was not assessed in that year or the next but in 1912 at assessment number 1138, John Johnson had been written and crossed out with Edward Dutton written as the person to be rated on ”The Thicket”, Rosebud , 57 acres, part c/a 14 Wannaeue. The assessment in the previous year was supposed to have been at 1168 but it wasn’t.
Ramsay was not aloof from his community at Rosebud or Box Hill, despite being a Baronet. This helped in getting a closer estimate of when the move took place. In March 1911, the retiring treasurer of the Mechanics’ Institute declined a nomination to the committee for the next year. “On being proposed for re-election, Mr Couper stated his inability to attend, and for that reason he wished not to stand.” https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/65846132
Ramsay had been on the vestry of St Peter’s Church of England at Box Hill in 1914 and had attended all 12 meetings. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/75092876
It is not known whether Sir Ramsay or Edward Dutton coined the name of The Thicket. An indication of the type of farming in which Ramsay was engaged during his 16 or so years spent at Rosebud is given by the competition he won at the Dromana Show in April 1911. Twelve Cobs Maize, R Couper. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/65846232

BOX HILL CEMETERY RECORDS.
http://www.australiancemeteries.com.au/vic/whitehorse/boxhillc_data.htm
Buried in bh25/4852 are Guy 1973 age 84; Nora 1925 spouse of Ramsay C?H.; Ramsay C?.H. 1949, spouse Nora and SYBIL, DIED 1976 AGED 90.
Doris Couper, listed before them and buried in another plot, was born in 1911 and died in 2000. She was not a child of Ramsay and Nora.
Event: births Registration number 30136 / 1911
Family name:COUPER Given name(s) Doris
Place of event: MEENIYAN, VIC, Australia
Parent 1's family name at birth IRELAND Parent 2's given name: Wm Lockhart Carlyle

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W.W.1 ROLL OF HONOUR FOR QUEENSCLIFF DISTRICT, VIC., AUST. (Includes Drysdale, Marcus, Leopold, Moolap, Ocean Grove, Portarlington, and Wallington,)

Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser (Vic. : 1914 - 1918) Sat 18 Mar 1916 Page 3 ROLL OF HONOR
QUEENSLAND DISTRICT ROLL OF HONOUR

Last night I was trying to read the names on a photo of the Shire of Nunawading Roll of Honour and it was a hopeless task. I had the same trouble last year trying to transcribe the names on the photo of the W.W.1 memorial seat at Flinders, Victoria so I decided to publish them in a journal, involving only a very pleasant drive from Rosebud. I'm sure that somebody is looking for these lists.

Unfortunately, I can't copy and paste the digitisation which just reads across columns, mixing up names from the various areas, so perhaps somebody is clever enough to take a screen shot of the actual page and attach it to a journal. There are too many names to fit into a surnames list.

I think Ocean Grove would have been struggling to field a footy team in those days!

If you google Marcus, Victoria, you'll get a map showing the locations of Marcus Hill and Wallington. The name Moolap comes from the aboriginal description of Point Henry. The area includes Point Henry and, extending south, straddles the Bellarine Highway. MAP OF MOOLAP
Leopold is east of Moolap and was originally known as Kensington before it was royally renamed.
MAP OF LEOPOLD

VALE'S 1909 SUBDIVISION PLAN OF CROWN ALLOTMENT 17 WANNAEUE BETWEEN JETTY RD AND NORM CLARK WALK, ROSEBUD, VIC., AUST.

VALE'S SUBDIVISION PLAN

THE ABOVE LINK IS PROVIDED IN A SEPARATE JOURNAL BECAUSE I CAN NEVER REMEMBER WHERE I HAVE INCLUDED PARTICULAR INFORMATION SUCH AS MAPS AND THIS PLAN.

From my journal A BRIEF HISTORY OF ROSEBUD, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA.
CROWN ALLOTMENT 17.
This was a working farm in early days.
"129 acres superior agricultural land, having a large frontage to Hobson's Bay, and described in the Government plan as having water at a short distance from the surface , together with a neat cottage containing four rooms and a garden, fruit trees, fenced in. (P.2, Argus, 4-3-1857.)

By the second Kangerong Road Board assessment of 5-9-1865, "Woolcott" was assessed on 129 acres, Wannaeue. In 1879, Woolcote was assessed on squiggle acres! Despite such helpful detailed rate records, subsequent research indicates that the following was the man from whom George and Susan Peatey bought the 2 acre lot 76 of Woolcott's subdivision on the south corner of Jetty Rd and McDowell St in 1878, occupying it in 1888 when they had repaid Nelson Rudduck's loan. (PINE TREES AND BOX THORNS, Rosalind Peatey.)

EventDeath Event registration number2040 Registration year1904
Personal information
Family nameWOOLCOTT Given namesRichd Robt SexUnknown Father's nameWoolcott Wm Mother's nameElizth Ann Way (Spark) Place of birth Place of deathMvern Age68

At the height of the land boom when Jack Jones' store across Jetty Rd was probably still the only store on the inland side of the beach road west of Peatey's Creek, Woolcott made a determined effort to dispose of the many unsold blocks on his estate. Louis Anderson may have bought lot 41 at that time on which he ran Rosebud's first proper post office 1891-7.

"ROSEBUD BAY
That picturesque neighbourhood a little to the south of Dromana on the main road to Sorrento. The remaining unsold lots in the estate of R.R. Woolcott Esq, being part of portion 17 parish of Wannaeue each lot having an
area of 1 1/4 acre and upwards. A new Jetty, state school, and other Improvements have recently been added to the attractions of this place, which must ultimately become one of the most popular of our suburban watering
places." (P.2, Argus, 27-1-1888.)

He may have had more success if he'd promoted a Gumbuyah Park type of water-play park where children could row boats on the Rosebud Lagoon* without them getting out of their depth or being swept out through the heads!
(* Photo of the lagoon, which was drained in about 1950, is attached to the brief history journal.)

In 1910, "Vale", agent, Melbourne was assessed on 84+ 84 acres 17 Wannaeue. Something wrong there as c/a 17 only consisted of 129 acres. The other 84 acres may have been in the Clacton on Sea estate. In 34 years or so, Woolcott had only sold about 45 acres! W.F.Vale had divided the 84 acres remaining into 300 lots.

Extracts from the huge advertisement on P.21, Argus, 9-1-1909.
"ROSEBUD,NEAR DROMANA. 300 SEASIDE LOTS AT TWO POUNDS EACH.
IN SAME ESTATE AS THE ROSEBUD POST-OFFICE AND SCHOOL.
ONLY 10/ DEPOSIT EACH LOT.
BALANCE 5/ MONTHLY, WITHOUT INTEREST.
No reservation as to taking adjoining blocks. Adjoining part of Clacton-on-Sea, but being portion of the block closer to Dromana. 50ft. frontages.----- NOTE the nearness of our Lots to Post Office,Jetty, Beach, Mechanics' Institute, and the homes of the residents of the Township. Take a walk along Foreshore, and notice the particularly safe sandy Beach, beautiful clear water, perfect bathing, and play-ground for children.---- CALL AT ONCE FOR PLAN AT W. F. VALE & CO.,"

CHARLES SHUTER, POLICE MAGISTRATE (VIC., AUST.) AND HIS SHORT-LIVED SON, THE DOCTOR.

CHARLES SHUTER WAS A PROMINENT PIONEER OF MOONEE PONDS.
He didn't get a mention in THE STOPOVER THAT STAYED but Lenore Frost wrote about him in her STREET NAMES OF ESSENDON. He was a police magistrate and covered a huge area. Shuter St, between Puckle St and Gladstone St in Moonee Ponds was named after him but so was a street in Greendale, a small town between the western Highway and Blackwood. He was a grantee in the parish of Blackwood which extended almost to Ballan. I was surprised to read this in Margot Hitchcock's history column in the BLACKWOOD TIMES*.

" Still another victim, who,though not born on Blackwood, could almost be claimed as a native, as I believe he was born at his father’s residence near Greendale. I refer to Dr. Shuter, son of the well-known & respected Police Magistrate, Mr. C.Shuter, who died at his father’s residence Malvern, on Easter Monday. I have heard that the young Dr. was a man of great promise, & his death is deeply lamented by a wide circle of friends. The young man, I think, had only attained the age of about 30 years when he died. "
(Bacchus Marsh Express - Sat April 12, 1890)

EventDeath Event registration number8093 Registration year1890
Personal information
Family nameSHUTER Given namesChas Yalden SexMale Father's nameChas Mother's nameAmelia Elizth (Lord) Place of birth Place of deathMvern Age30

The birth was apparently registered at Collingwood but this may have been because there was no registrar yet at Ballan, or maybe because Amelia's mother lived there.
EventBirth Event registration number5715 Registration year1860
Personal information
Family nameSHUTER Given namesCharles Yalden SexUnknown Father's nameCharles Mother's nameAmelia Eliza (Lord) Place of birthCOLL

The birth DID take place at Collingwood.
On the 6th inst., at Victoria-parade, the wife of Charles Shuter, Esq., police magistrate, Ballan, of a
son.(P.4, Argus, 8-3-1860.)

It seems unlikely that Amelia's parents were living at Collingwood.
On the 10th inst., at Trinity Church, Bacchus Marsh, by the Rev. J. T. Schleicher, Charles Shuter, Esq., Police Magistrate, to Amelia Elizabeth, second daughter of John Lord, Esq., late of Sydney. (P.4, Argus, 14-8-1858.)

BUT John Lord was a labourer of Collingwood when he applied for discharge of his insolvency in 1849.
(The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Tuesday 15 May 1849 p 3 Article)


Charles Shuter's house at Moonee Ponds was called Newstead. The Puckles bought a fair piece of Peter McCracken's "Ardmillan Estate" west of the railway and if I remember correctly the bridegroom's Sydenham Villa was demolished for the construction of the Ardmillan House Reception Centre near the top of Ardmillan Rd. Charles certainly mixed with many prominent families judging by the guests at the wedding.
PUCKLE-SHUTER WEDDING

* THE BLACKWOOD TIMES

EMAIL FROM MARGOT HITCHCOCK.
---. from my unpublished book ‘The History and Pioneers of Blackwood.” I have evidence Charles Shuter was in Blackwood in the 1850’s….– one as early as 1855. 32 references in all..!!! two as copied here.
Thanks
Margot

“Assistant Commissioner Standish reports - Mr. Robert McKenzie was appointment the first Warden of the Mt. Blackwood Goldfield in 1855 and he together with a Magistrate and a Police Officer who had already been on the field for several months represent the law of the time. Robert McKenzie the first Warden was transferred to a larger field in 1856. In June 1855 the Warden was sharing the Police Officer's tent along with the Stipendiary Magistrate. The tent was also used as a Police Court, Wardens' Office and Mess Room. Tenders were put in and soon substantial buildings were erected up to replace the tent. Warden McKenzie was later replaced by Warden Charles Shuter. ”

Also - Saturday 25 June 1859. MOUNT BLACKWOOD - From our Correspondent.
“FATAL MINING ACCIDENT- One of those catastrophes that too often arise from the careless or venturesome manner in which miners conduct their operations, occurred at Kangaroo Flat on Tuesday last, 18th instant, whereby James Brown (generally known as Kentucky) lost his life. Brown was endeavouring to remove a single pillar that supported a large mass of earth; this he was doing cautiously, but without propping or slabbing; when suddenly the superincumbent mass fell
crushing and burying him beneath. He was immediately dug-out and conveyed to his tent, was perfectly sensible, and it was thought he would recover, but early the following morning he died.
An inquiry was held on Friday before Charles Shuter, Esq, J.P and an examination made by Dr. Kieser of Ballan, from whose evidence it was ascertained that death was cause by rupture of the bladder, occasioned by the earth falling on him.”